Root Word of the Day: IDIOSYNCRASY

idiosyncrasy (noun) – a physiological or temperamental peculiarity; an individualizing characteristic; eccentricity
BREAKDOWN: IDIO- (peculiar) + SYN- (together) + CRAS- (mixture) + -Y (state of)
idiosyncratic means peculiar to a specific individual


This word is built on the root IDIO-, which means peculiar, personal, or private.
Common IDIO- words include idiom and idiot.
More esoteric IDIO- words include idiograph, idiolect, and idiopathy.

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